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          June 2nd 2002 (2:30pm)                     Ibaraki, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium
    
    ARGENTINA - NIGERIA 1-0 (0-0)
    Goal 62'42 1-0 Gabriel Batistuta (assist - Juan Veron) Referee Gilles Veissiere (France) 7,5 Linesmen Frederic Arnault (France) Heiner Müller (Germany) 4th official Markus Merk (Germany) Yellow cards 50'52 Walter Samuel (foul on Julius Aghahowa) 72'56 Efe Sodje (foul on Diego Placente) 89'22 Diego Simeone (foul on Justice Christopher) Attendance 34,050 Playtime First half 47'00 Second half 47'04 Total 94'04 Quality 7 Intensity 7 Excitement 7 ARGENTINA (formation 3-4-3) CLUB AGE CAPS Pts 1 Pablo Cavallero Celta Vigo 28 9 5,5 4 Mauricio Pochettino Paris St Germain 30 17 6 6 Walter Samuel AS Roma 24 31 7 13 Diego Placente Bayer Leverkusen 24 7 6,5 8 Javier Zanetti Internazionale 28 67 6,5 10 Ariel Ortega River Plate 28 82 5,5 14 Diego Simeone (2nd c) Lazio 32 105 5,5 11 Juan Veron (c) (-78) Manchester United 27 48 7,5 3 Juan Pablo Sorin Cruzeiro 26 36 6,5 9 Gabriel Batistuta (-81) AS Roma 33 76 6,5 7 Claudio Lopez (-HT) Lazio 27 48 5 Substitutes 18 Christian Kily Gonzalez (+HT) Valencia 27 31 6,5 16 Pablo Aimar (+78) Valencia 22 19 - 19 Hernan Crespo (+81) Lazio 26 34 - Coach: Marcelo Bielsa Average 6,21 NIGERIA (formation 4-4-2) CLUB AGE CAPS Pts 1 Ike Shoronmu Luzern 34 33 6,5 16 Efe Sodje (-73) Crewe Alexandra 29 7 6 6 Taribo West Kaiserslautern 28 38 6,5 5 Isaac Okoronkwo Schachtor Donetzk 24 13 6 3 Celestine Babayaro Chelsea 23 25 6 10 Augustine Okocha (c) Paris St Germain 28 56 7 2 Joseph Yobo Olympique Marseille 21 15 6,5 4 Nwankwo Kanu (-48) Arsenal 25 36 5 11 Garba Lawal Roda JC 28 33 6 17 Julius Aghahowa Schachtor Donetzk 19 17 6 9 Bartholomew Ogbeche Paris St Germain 17 4 6,5 Substitutes 7 Pius Ikedia (+48) Ajax 21 9 6,5 15 Justice Christopher (+73) FC Antwerp 20 8 - Coach: Adegboyu Festus Onigbinde Average 6,21
    * Numbers in blue are points set by us after performance in the match (0=worst, 10=best).

     
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